ERIC Number: ED404945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Future Funding for Medical Education and Research in Minnesota. A Report to the Legislature and Recommendations for Continued Study.
Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.
This report provides an overview of Minnesota's Medical Education and Research Costs (MERC) project, which was undertaken to gather data on the costs of medical education and health care research conducted by hospitals, medical centers, and health maintenance organizations and to develop mechanisms to assess the costs across the health care system. It addresses the definition of "medical education" and "health care research," the development of methodologies to distribute costs, state policy goals for medical education and research funding, possible state responses to national health care reforms, criteria to guide the future funding of medical education and research, and allocation of medical education and research funds. An overview of the current medical education and research funding environment is included. The report recommends that the state legislature charge the Commissioner of Health to complete the MERC project and submit a report by February 1995, and that the commissioner establish an advisory task force of representatives of all major stakeholders to assist in the completion of the project. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Health, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota